Head of School, Psychology

Wollongong, Australia
$195,371 + Head of School Allowance + 17% Superannuation
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Permanent/Continuing, full-time appointment at Level E + 3 year Fixed Term, full-time appointment as Head of School
  • Level E: $195,371 + Head of School Allowance + 17% Superannuation

The University of Wollongong is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, energetic academic leader with an outstanding track record in research, teaching, governance and management to provide vision and leadership for the School of Psychology.

We are seeking a Head who is committed to achieving the very highest standards in Psychology education, training and research. The appointee will be expected to cultivate a dynamic, collaborative environment that will foster excellence and innovation in teaching and learning and research across all discipline areas of the School, and to promote these School activities locally, nationally and internationally. The role will also have overarching responsibility for Northfield’s Clinic.

The Head of School plays a central role in the development and maintenance of standards in academic administration, delivery of a robust learning and teaching environment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the professional development of academic staff, as well as contributing to the future directions and strategic planning of the School and Faculty. This position reports directly to the Executive Dean and will work closely with the Associate Deans and with the other Heads of School within the Faculty, and with University units and divisions.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.  For further information about this position, please contact Professor Sue Bennett, Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities on + 61 2 4221 3929 or at sbennett@uow.edu.au.

Closing Date: Friday 14 April 2023, 11:59 PM

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success and achieve our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.

This position has been classified as ‘child-related work”; more information is available within the position description.


The University of Wollongong was born with a mission to transform our region: to educate and empower the people of the Illawarra. Our commitment to a better future has shaped our direction and impact since our inception.

 Over the years, we have grown to be a global diverse and inclusive civic university, working to solve global challenges and promoting harmony and social cohesion. We are proud to be a globally recognised and respected university, opening doors for our students, staff and partners.

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